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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Quantifying the vegetative structure of wildlife cover
Year: 1977
Author(s): Nudds, T. D.
Source Title: Wildlife Society Bulletin
Source Type: Journal
pages: 113-117
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Previous measurements of the horizontal components of cover in habitat analyses that employed the "density board" are unsatisfactory for quantitative foliage structure measurements. The method employing the "vegetation profile board" technique has been used successfully in measuring variation in the vegetative aspects of bird and rodent habitats. A version of the vegetation profile board was used to quantify various white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) microhabitats. Data collected permitted statistical comparisons of vegetation structure among habitats in one season and among these same habitats at different seasons.